Psoriasis

Answers to your top questions about living with psoriasis, including advice on treatments options, diagnosis and different kinds of psoriasis, dating, switching medications, pregnancy, relationships, and more.

Living With Psoriasis: Memo To Me

"You have your good days, your bad days. Your good years, your bad years."

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Save Money on Your Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis treatment is expensive – costing the average person $8000 a year. Casey Nilsson offers some creative ideas for cost savings, from coupons to patient assistance.

By Casey Nilsson

5 Health Advantages of Owning a Pet When Living With Psoriasis

Psoriasis and pets? You’d think they were enemies. But our furry friends actually offer many health advantages for those who live with psoriasis. Here are five.

By Alisha Bridges

The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

By Casey Nilsson

Psoriasis Costs: How to Control It and Needed Reforms

Americans spend $112 billion in psoriasis costs a year. Casey Nilsson discusses the price of treatment, health insurance reforms, and how to control the costs.

By Casey Nilsson

How Psoriasis Varies in Skin Color and Ethnicity

Psoriasis appears differently on skin depending on your ethnicity and skin color. Learn how to recognize the different shades, shapes, and sizes of psoriasis.

By Eileen Bailey

From Eyelids to Toes: 10 Body Parts Affected by Psoriasis

Psoriasis can develop on skin anywhere on the body, from the limbs to the eyelids. Here are 10 common places on the body psoriasis shows up and how.

By Claire Gillespie

Do You Experience Social Anxiety With Your Psoriatic Arthritis?

About one-third of people living with psoriasis, including psoriatic arthritis, experience anxiety or have an increased risk. Learn about what factors contribute to it and what you can do.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Letter to My Younger Self Regarding Psoriasis

Patient expert Sabrina Skiles pens a poignant letter to her younger self packed full of insights learned from living with psoriasis.

By Sabrina Skiles

Psoriasis: 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes

The inflammatory nature of psoriasis can increase risk of developing eye disorders such as uveitis, dry eye, and conjunctivitis. Learn five tips for protecting your eyes.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

With Psoriatic Arthritis, Bone Damage Increases With Age

Bone changes, including erosions and bone spurs, caused by psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis increase with age, according to German researchers.

By Diane Domina

Featured Collections

Living with Psoriasis

What do you wish you’d told your younger self about PsO? Learn how to develop a strong rapport with your care team; the most healing foods for your psoriasis; and how to look and feel your best.

Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

Meet the Experts

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

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Weather Changes and Chronic Hives

Discussing the weather isn’t just idle chatter for some people. It’s life-altering stuff.

A New Wrinkle in Human Anatomy

Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City have identified a previously unknown feature of the human body called the interstitium. According to this research, layers of the body below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lu...